On Feb. 15 the members of the Faculty Council heard a report from the General Education Implementation Committee and an update on the work of the Presidential Task Force on Inclusion and Belonging.The Council next meets on March 1. The preliminary deadline for the March 7 meeting of the Faculty is February 28 at noon.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Two journalists tested positive for coronavirus after witnessing the Trump administration’s final three federal executions, but the Bureau of Prisons knowingly withheld the diagnoses from other media witnesses and did not perform any contact tracing. The Associated Press is not identifying the journalists but has confirmed they both received positive tests following the executions earlier this month at the Federal Correctional Complex in Terre Haute, Indiana. One of the reporters promptly informed officials about the diagnosis on Jan. 21, just four hours after the positive test. But the Bureau of Prisons said it decided not to contact any other media witnesses and did not attempt to conduct a contact tracing investigation.
The US Small Business Administration announced today that certain Private Non-Profit Organizations (PNPs) in Vermont that do not provide critical services of a governmental nature may be eligible to apply for low interest rate disaster loans. These loans are available as a result of a Presidential disaster declaration for Public Assistance resulting from damages caused by severe storms and flooding that occurred on May 20, 2011.PNPs located in the following counties that provide non-critical services are eligible to apply: Franklin, Washington, Windham in Vermont . Examples of eligible non-critical PNP organizations include, but are not limited to, food kitchens, homeless shelters, museums, libraries, community centers, schools and colleges.”PNP organizations are urged to contact their state emergency management agency to obtain information about local briefings. At the meeting, PNP representatives will need to provide detailed information about their organization,” said Frank Skaggs, director of SBA Field Operations Center East in Atlanta. The information will be used to submit a Request for Public Assistance which FEMA uses to determine if the PNP provides an essential governmental service and meets the definition of a “critical facility.” Based upon that conclusion, FEMA may provide the PNP with a Public Assistance reimbursement grant for their eligible costs or refer the PNP to SBA for disaster loan assistance.PNP organizations may borrow up to $2 million to repair or replace damaged or destroyed real estate, machinery and equipment, inventory and other business assets. The SBA may increase a loan up to 20 percent of the total amount of disaster damage to real estate and/or leasehold improvements, as verified by SBA, to make improvements that lessen the risk of property damage by future disasters of the same kind.SBA also offers Economic Injury Disaster Loans to help meet working capital needs, such as ongoing operating expenses to PNP organizations of all sizes. Economic Injury Disaster Loan assistance is available regardless of whether the organization suffered any physical property damage.Interest rates are as low as 3 percent with terms up to 30 years. The SBA sets the loan amounts and terms based on each applicant’s financial condition.Disaster loan information and application forms may be obtained by calling the SBA’s Customer Service Center at 800-659-2955 (800-877-8339 for the deaf and hard-of-hearing) or by sending an email firstname.lastname@example.org(link sends e-mail). Applications can also be downloaded from www.sba.gov(link is external). Completed applications should be mailed to: U.S. Small Business Administration, Processing and Disbursement Center, 14925 Kingsport Road, Fort Worth, TX 76155. Those affected by the disaster may also apply for disaster loans electronically from SBA’s website athttps://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela/(link is external).The filing deadline to return applications for physical property damage is January 9, 2012 . The deadline to return economic injury applications is August 8, 2012. ATLANTA, Nov. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — US SBA
Coal-Plant Retirements in New England Have ‘Opened the Door’ for Alternatives FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享Peter Marrin for SNL:The retirement of coal and nuclear generation in New England has opened the door for more natural gas-fired and renewable generation.Regional capacity auctions have successfully replaced EquiPower Resources Corp.’s Brayton Point 1-3 coal-fired units and Brayton Point 4 oil-fired unit, as well as Entergy Corp.’s Pilgrim nuclear station, both in eastern Massachusetts. Brayton Point, which is ultimately owned by Dynegy Inc., is slated to shut in June 2017, and Pilgrim is expected to shutter operations in June 2019.More than 1,500 MW of capacity will be lost due to the Brayton Point retirement and nearly 700 MW of capacity will be lost by the impending shutdown of the Pilgrim plant. Together these two plants represent 8% of ISO New England Inc.’s total reserves.However, a total of approximately 3,500 MW of new gas-fired generation will replace, and in fact outpace, the retirement losses. New capacity will include 675 MW in service by the 2017 reliability year, 985 MW in service for the 2018 reliability year and 1,800 MW in service for reliability year 2019. The reliability year begins June 1 and runs through the end of May.Relatively ambitious RPS standards support continued renewables development, which is expected to contribute 1,300 GWh by 2018, including 235 GWh in the region covering southeast Massachusetts and Rhode Island.While natural gas generation will fill in for the loss of the Pilgrim nuclear plant and could hold almost 60% of New England’s power-generating market share by 2020, Piper sees renewables capturing all incremental generation growth thereafter. By 2025, gas-fired generation is expected to step back to 56% of New England’s total while combined wind and solar resources see their market share rise from 4% in 2017 to 7% in 2020 and 10% by 2025.Full article ($): New England power market facing challenges as gas, renewables vie for market share
THE SKINNYAdmittedly, I spend too much time on Facebook. My wife would say WAY too much. But Zuckerburg’s time suck keeps drawing me back in, mainly because I keep stumbling across incredible bands like Old Man Canyon. This crew of Vancouver, British Columbia indie rockers is top notch. The brainchild of songwriter Jett Pace, Old Man Canyon performs catchy, hook laden tunes. After taking a listen to the band’s recently released EP, Phantoms & Friends, I was hard pressed to choose just one song for this month’s Trail Mix; every single tune was that good. Take a look down below and find out how to hear them for yourself.FOR FANS OFThe Lumineers, Bonnie Prince Billy, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic ZerosOUTSIDE LOOKING IN“Phantoms & Friends is a minty fresh, five song collection that paints a vivid soundscape and introduces the band as a very capable independent upstart. Sure, there are hints of Mumford and The Head & The Heart mixed in among the miscellany, but more obscure influences like Loney, Dear and Iron & Wine are also implied. Musicians often absorb and gather inspiration in a sort of musical osmosis, so it’s forgivable, especially when the results are honest, focused, and passionate. This release expresses all three admirably.”— Charles Fontaine, Honest Tune Magazine, on Phantoms &FriendsON STAGEBad news – if you live in the Southeast, and you dig what you hear from Old Man Canyon, it might be a while before you can catch the band live. Though there are plans for a trip to our region, it will be some time before it happens. If you are game, though, pile in the van and head west to Vancouver on June 29th, when the band plays a show at Electric Owl with their good friends Wake Owl.IN THEIR OWN WORDS“When I wrote ‘Wiser’ a little more than a year ago, I was going through some big changes in my life. This song was really born out of that unknowingness that we all face sometimes about what’s next. Usually, there are feelings of fear and doubt when going through hard changes, but for me this song is really about just surrendering to that unknown future and being okay with where you are. It’s about trusting that the next step will present itself when you are ready to receive it.”— Jett Pace, of Old Man Canyon, on the inspiration behind the song “Wiser”ON THE WEBI highly recommend you surf over to http://oldmancanyon.bandcamp.com/ and grab Phantoms & Friends, Old Man Canyon’s new EP, which is available for free download. Absolutely free. Get there quickly, or at least before Jett comes to his senses and starts charging for music this good.If you want a little taste before you download, check out “Wiser” on this month’s Trail Mix.
5SHARESShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr by: Lauren GenslerIt was right after college graduation when starting a new life suddenly became very expensive. First, a brand new Honda Civic. Next, a house. Then an engagement ring for a long-time girlfriend.Student loans still lingered, too.Pretty soon the debt totaled up: $25,000 for the car loan, a $100,000+ mortgage and $45,000 in outstanding student loan debt.The Canadian couple had a combined income of just $85,000 per year — he’s an engineer, she’s a pharmacist — right out of school, which left money tight after paying bills.It was not long before FrugalTrader, at age 27, decided he was going to climb out of debt and become a millionaire by the time he turned 35. He was going to blog about it too. (He maintains the FrugalTrader moniker to protect his anonymity, since he provided net worth updates every month to the world on MillionDollarJourney.com.) continue reading »
Jul 3, 2006 (CIDRAP News) – The World Health Organization (WHO) on Friday published its first epidemiologic analysis of all laboratory-confirmed cases of H5N1 avian influenza reported to the agency between Dec 1, 2003, and Apr 30, 2006.Though the quality, reliability, and format of the surveillance data varied by country, the WHO notes in its report that the conclusions are still useful for tracking disease patterns and planning future studies.Over the time period studied, 205 cases were confirmed by polymerase chain reaction on respiratory tract specimens and/or microneutralization assay on serum specimens. Two asymptomatic Vietnamese patients whose cases were confirmed retrospectively from contact-screening samples were not included in the analysis, leaving a total of 203 cases, and the age of one patient was not known, leaving 202 cases available for age analyses.The number of new countries reporting human cases of H5N1 has increased greatly in recent months as outbreaks among avian populations have spread, the study showed. From late 2003 through mid-2005, four countries reported human cases of H5N1 infection. In the much shorter period from October 2005 through the end of April 2006, five new countries reported cases in humans.About half the cases occurred in people under age 20 (102 of 202), and 90% in people younger than age 40 (180 of 202). The high proportion of cases occurring in younger people may reflect the young population of the countries where the cases occurred, for example in Egypt and Indonesia. The WHO noted that the incomplete nature of the data makes it difficult to make reliable links between age and exposure and that more studies are needed to assess whether younger people or other groups are at increased risk of contracting the disease.The overall fatality rate was 56% (113 of 202), with the incidence of death highest in those aged 10 to 39 years. The WHO emphasized that the fatality-rate patterns are notable for two reasons. They differ from the pattern of seasonal influenza, in which mortality is highest in elderly people. Also the case-fatality patterns resemble those observed during previous influenza pandemics—particularly the one that occurred in 1918.The case-fatality rate was highest in 2004 (73%). It decreased to 43% in 2005, then has risen to 63% so far in 2006.The researchers also examined the time intervals between symptom onset and hospitalization as well as between symptom onset and death and compared the intervals for different time periods. The median duration of illness onset to hospitalization for the entire surveillance period was 4 days and the median interval to death 9 days. There was no significant difference in the length of these intervals between 2004, 2005, and the first 4 months of 2006Human cases have occurred year-round, but the peaks have coincided with winter and spring in the northern hemisphere. “If this pattern continues, an upsurge in cases could be anticipated starting in late 2006 or early 2007,” the researches state.The report highlights the gap in essential data needed to understand and refine treatment of patients with the disease. “Collecting more detailed information on antiviral treatments and outcomes, and particularly linking this information to sequential virological sampling, could inform future management decisions,” the authors concluded.WHO. Epidemiology of WHO-confirmed human cases of avian A(H5N1) infection. WER 2006 Jun 30;81(26):249–260 [Full text]
ZAGREBSTARTING STATION AND OPENING CEREMONY1. HDLU / Barrel / PM / Ring Victims of Fascism Square 1601/46 11 818 email@example.com SETTING 34th Youth Salon – guided tour of the exhibition with curator Mirna Rul at 17:30 after the opening ceremony.2. Outline / House of Architecture Kralja Držislava 301/3778177 firstname.lastname@example.orgEXHIBITION Nenad Fabijanić – Paintings by Ivan (Đovanija) – exhibition on the occasion of the centenary of the birth of the great Croatian architect Ivan Vitić.3. Karas Ul. King Zvonimir 5801 4611 818 email@example.comSETTING Exhibition Branko Lepen: Do Not Touch Works of Art4. Picto Gallery Branimirova 29092/1884118 firstname.lastname@example.orgSETTING Party relocation of the gallery and closing of the group photo exhibition ‘Line, Nude and Tenebroso’ – Alma Štrkljević, Josipa Krolo and Linda Golik Horvat.5. Matica Hrvatska Gallery Street Matice hrvatske 2098/9372552 email@example.comSETTING Exhibition ‘Constructing Void’ by the young Rijeka artist Dajana Durić. The spatial installation of an irregular, organic form is inspired by Japanese aesthetics.6. Laval Nugent Gallery Vodnikova 4099/2684437 firstname.lastname@example.org”RAPA NUI” EXHIBITION – Exhibition of photographs of the “globetrotter” from Split, associate of the Meridian magazine, blogger and columnist Jurica Galić Juka taken during a trip to South America.7. SC Gallery Savska 2501/4593602 email@example.comSETTING As part of the cycle They are coming, TTF students present themselves with the exhibition Fashion Lexicon, where they exhibit works created in the course Creating Clothes.8. Kranjčar Gallery Kaptol 26 01/4818400 firstname.lastname@example.orgSETTING UP Bonsai Expo 2018 organized by the Bonsai Association Zen.9. Shira Gallery Preradovićeva 1301/3711320 email@example.comEXHIBITION “Venientes” is an exhibition of works by ALU students as part of this year’s Youth Salon, where works are exhibited by one or two representatives of each of the 6 departments of the Academy.10. Small Gallery Ban Josip Jelačić Square 601/4816954 firstname.lastname@example.orgEXHIBITION Exhibition of works by Croatian contemporary artists.11. ULUPUH Gallery Tkalčićeva 1401/4813746 email@example.comEXHIBITION Snježana Pokos-Vujec: ‘The world in my head – the world I live in’ – solo exhibition of works in ceramics and porcelain.12. Lapo Lapo Studio Ilica 50099/7332104 firstname.lastname@example.orgEXHIBITION Permanent exhibition of renowned street art artists from Croatia and the region complemented by new works. Special program – Art music jam session.13. Greta Gallery Ilica 92091/2220810 email@example.comSETTING Exhibition “Striptokok” – Davor Schunk.14. VN Gallery Ilica 163 a01/3770896 firstname.lastname@example.orgEXHIBITION Exhibition Transparent Borders – Mia Maraković.15. Workshop 69 Ilica 69092/2470961 email@example.comEXHIBITION Exhibition of paintings by Milica Šabanović and exhibition of handmade ceramics by Masha Novak. Music program – band Jango Jet quartet from 20 pm to 22 pm and DJs. Free macrame workshop led by Vladimir Radulović.16. PMS Gallery Tkalčićeva 61092/2470961 firstname.lastname@example.orgEXHIBITION An exhibition by the artist Liljana Cvetković Zovkić and an open studio / performance in which the artist will paint canvas and fashion accessories live. Visitors can bring their fashion piece to the painting.17. Gallery R3a Pond 3a091/5928282 email@example.comSETTING The best party in town.18. Forum Gallery Tesla 1601/4810710 firstname.lastname@example.orgSETTING The last day of the exhibition ‘Unrestrained Line’ by Đuro Seder.19. Regeneration Boskoviceva 7b01/4873235 email@example.comSETTING Regeneration presents a new collection of unique works, hand-tufted samples by a design team called SIGNS. Presentation, conversation and the possibility of ordering.20. Gallery of Events Ivanićgradska 41a01/2303122 firstname.lastname@example.orgSETTING Opening of the exhibition Aesthetics of Inspiration – Jelena Remetin. The exhibition can be viewed from 17 p.m., and the speech begins at 19 p.m.21. AMZ GALLERY Pavla Hatza 601/6470265 email@example.comEXHIBITION “The Ways of the Frankopans: Frankopans in Music and Feast” is a music and gastronomic program and exhibition on the cultural and tourist route The Ways of the Frankopans.22. Modern Academy Šenoina 11 (yard)01/4839146 firstname.lastname@example.orgEXHIBITION Exhibition by Mihael Klanjčić and Ivo Zagoda.LAST STATION AND DIPLOMA DISTRIBUTION23. Kamba Garage Gallery Ilica 37091/7500127 email@example.comEXHIBITION Petar Popijač: Sculptures in neutral buoyancy. The exhibition consists of an aquarium installation, video work and an interactive kinetic installation.RIJEKASTARTING STATION AND OPENING CEREMONY1. Kortil Gallery Circular 8051/584860 firstname.lastname@example.orgEXHIBITION Exhibition Socially engaged poster organized by the Academy of Applied Arts in Rijeka. Exhibitors: Boris Ljubičić, Bojan Hadžihalilović and Tomato Košir.2. Bruckett Gallery 2 Strossmayerova 1051/335403 email@example.comEXHIBITION Exhibition of the academic painter Eugen Varzić.3. Erste Club Gallery Frana Supila 6072/372555 ersteclubRI@erstebank.comSETTINGS Surprise program.4. Juraj Klović Gallery Verdi 19 b051/338809 firstname.lastname@example.orgSETTING Group exhibition of awarded authors of the First Salon of Miniature Art. Exhibitors: Josip Mijić (Grand prix), Žarko Vučković, Sara Matejčić, Ana Radosavljević and Iva Šarić.5. Atelier (Gea Golović) Križanićeva 2a (passage)091/7522320 email@example.comEXHIBITION The studio of the academic painter Gee Golović will be open to the public and a tour of her new and previous works. The studio will treat you to a glass of drinks and conversation.6. Gallery of Principles Under Voltun 4095/9131769 firstname.lastname@example.org EXHIBITION Photographic project ‘Korean Happiness’ by Canadian author Nathalie Daoustov. The author uses laboratory photographic procedures to simulate the psychological and other conditions of people in North Korea.7. RiArt Gallery Marka Marulića 10098/634981 email@example.comEXHIBITION In the RiArt Gallery, the works of a dozen academic painters and ceramists, as well as several non-established artists, are on permanent display.8. Atelje Vodanović, Blašković, Hercigonja Križanićeva 2/1 (Passage)098/1692757 firstname.lastname@example.orgEXHIBITION Conversation with artists in their workspace and a tour of recent works by artists Maja Vodanović, Tanja Blašković and Bojana Hercigonja.9. Small Brucket Gallery Užarska 25051/335403 email@example.comSETTING An insight into the 44-year-long tradition of making artistic ceramics of the Bruketa family in the author’s gallery, where designer, contemporary jewelry from their workshop is exhibited.10. Rent a BRI bike Križanićeva 2b 091/4972508 firstname.lastname@example.org SETTING Exhibition Cycling as a philosophy – Bojan Hercigonja, Petar Đakulović and Milan Đekić. The curator of the exhibition is Ana Žarković.11. Youth Club Rijeka Erazma Barčića 9a095/8533003 email@example.comSETTING Exhibition “Colors, shapes and textures” students of the third year of art pedagogy Josip Baljak and Nikola Janjic.LAST STATION AND DIPLOMA DISTRIBUTION12. SKC Gallery Strossmayerova 1051/377051 firstname.lastname@example.orgSETTING The exhibition “Rebellion: ’68 in Rijeka and the World” looks back at the student protests held in 1968. A selection of student papers on the topic of activism is on display.PulaSTARTING STATION AND OPENING CEREMONY1.HUIU Zagrebačka 27091/7606144 email@example.comEXHIBITION Photo exhibition ‘Bearded Men’ – Tomislav Pliško.2.MMC Luka Istarska 30052/214408 firstname.lastname@example.orgEXHIBITION Exhibition of students of the School of Applied Arts and Design from Pula.3. Zweiner Gallery Forum 2052/216502 email@example.comEXHIBITION Exhibition of paintings by Simone Mocenni “Finis Terrae” and “Notturni”.4. Poole Gallery Kandlerova 14091/7930033 firstname.lastname@example.orgEXHIBITION Exhibition by Siniša Majkus and Mirko Zrinščak.5. Antun Motika Gallery Laginjina5 052/222662 email@example.comSETTING Solo exhibition ‘Seventy Years of Painting’ – Gualtiero Mocenni.6. Makina Gallery Capitoline Square 1092/3067619 firstname.lastname@example.org SETTING Exhibition “Mediterranean, Continuity of Man” by Nick Hannes, finalist of the 9th International Organ Vida Photography Festival.7. Amphitheater Gallery Flavijevska bb052/351303 email@example.comSETTING Exhibition “Arena and surrounding parks – then and today”, by Katarina Zenzerović and Monika Petrović (AM Istre).8. Gallery C8 Carrarina 8 052/351303 firstname.lastname@example.org EXHIBITION Exhibition “I will tell you a story”, author Timka Alihodžić (AM Zadar).9. Museum-gallery space of Sacred Heart De Ville’s ascent 8052/351300 email@example.comSETTING Exhibition “La tela volante”, a group of authors “One Dollar Bill” consisting of: Marko Jakše, Pierre Tol, and Bojan Šumonja.10. Temple of Augustus Forum bb052/351300 firstname.lastname@example.orgEXHIBITION Exhibition “Man and the Sea – Fishing in Antiquity through the holdings of the Zadar Archaeological Museum”, author Dušanka Romanović (AMZd)11. UCIPŽ Association Ljudevita Gaja 3099/8198855 email@example.com EXHIBITION Exhibition ‘From line to illustrator’ by Valent Hrvatin, a young artist and member of the association. The exhibition consists of drawings and paintings created from 2011 until today.12.Living Room DC Rojc Ljudevita Gaja 3092/126 3731 firstname.lastname@example.orgEXHIBITION Exhibition of photographs “Accepted” by Snježana Bratanović.LAST STATION AND DIPLOMA DISTRIBUTION13.Wheel Ljudevita Gaja 3092 306 7619 email@example.comEXHIBITION Robert Paulette’s exhibition “On the Wicked” contains seven oil paintings on a tablecloth depicting historical greats / dictators of the 20th century. The fifth jubilee edition of the cultural event Rally by Galleries will be held on Friday, May 25, 2018 from 17 to 22 pm in 50 galleries in Pula, Rijeka and Zagreb.The Galleries Rally is an event that brings together and maps galleries to give artists and art spaces greater visibility, and admission to all galleries is free. This is the first cultural event in Croatia that networks almost all active art galleries in three cities and brings together a large number of artists, curators and collectors, and offers visitors an interactive art program. Visitors will once again have the opportunity to see more exhibitions and works of art in one day than any other day of the year, and those who manage to visit all the galleries will also receive a symbolic diploma.The novelty of this year’s Rally in galleries are the starting locations where maps are downloaded and the event is ceremoniously opened and the starting ribbon is cut. The grand opening of the event will be held in Pula in the HUIU gallery at 17 pm, in Zagreb the opening will be held in the Meštrović pavilion – HDLU, and in Rijeka in the Kortil gallery.See more about this interesting project hereMaintenance program in Zagreb, Pula and Rijeka
Related news: When planning a cycling trip on Krk, keep in mind that tickets are charged for the entrances Skradinski buk, Roški slap, Krka Monastery and Burnum, point out from Np Krk. The website offers mountain, road and trekking trails. All trails are circular and marked in detail, connected to various rest areas and lookouts, and in addition to the basic gpx features of the trails, the trails are also shown through video animation via the Relive platform. “The middle and upper reaches of the Krka River are an ideal destination for all those who want to spend their vacation actively in untouched nature due to its specific terrain configuration and natural phenomena in the environment. All types of cyclists were meant: from beginners to recreational cyclists to professionals – everyone can find the right challenge for themselves.”States from NP Krka. Krka National Park has expanded its tourist offer by arranging fourteen bicycle routes that connect the most attractive parts of the park. And from now on, all the advantages of cycling in the Krka National Park can be discovered in one place through a new website specializing only in cycling tourism – Krka Bike. Na YouTube The channel also published five promotional videos promoting cycling tourism in the Krka National Park. There are a total of five mountain routes, they are intended for cyclists with good physical condition and advanced cycling skills, and they are ridden on well-kept and untidy forest paths with ascents and descents that can have a higher slope. Road routes, of which there are three in the Park area, are characterized by riding sports road bikes on quality asphalt roads, on routes of above-average overall length and different height profiles. They are intended for active athletes looking for physically demanding sports challenges. For active family trips to nature, as well as for occasional recreation, there are six trekking routes, which combine driving on paved roads with driving on quality macadam roads, without technically demanding parts.
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